Outdoors

PHOTO BY TINA CLINEFELTER
The Susquehanna River is seen in a tranquil mood.

Water, water everywhere…

And not a drop to drink, with apologies to Coleridge and his poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Water is one of our most precious resources and it behooves us to treat it with the utmost care, but just because we have used it for a certain purpose does not mean it is lost forever; it ...

rifle league

Bald Eagle Rifle League Scores for 10/17/17 Avis 0-3 @ Strouse Electric 3-0 Avis Chad Marshall 100-5 Nate Clinger 97-3 Kevin Kline 96-5 Bob Marshall 96-5 Ron Marshall 92-2 Mike Goodman Jr. 90-2 Ray Eldred 90-1 Luke Hibler 90-1 Team 751-24 Strouse Electric Kevin ...

Lead poisoning in Bald Eagles on the rise

HARRISBURG — An increasing number of bald eagles have been admitted to wildlife-rehabilitation centers across Pennsylvania exhibiting signs of illness such as weakness, lethargy, emaciation, labored respiration and drooping wings. Blood tests often reveal that the eagles are suffering from ...

Public meetings to review study of ATV connector trail in Clinton County

RENOVO — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is rescheduling public meetings planned late this month and in early November to review a study under way in Sproul State Forest to address feasibility of closing a trail gap and determining the best way to connect the Bloody ...

Penn College Forestry Club takes route from competition to community service

WILLIAMSPORT — The Pennsylvania College of Technology Forest Club which returned from an Oct. 7 woodsmen’s competition in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest – conveniently toting the tools that had earlier brought many of the students individual honors – put their skills to work ...

Pheasant season awaits; hunters ready for changes

HARRISBURG — Even though pheasant production has been trimmed, hunters heading afield this fall might not notice much difference in the number of pheasants they flush. The Game Commission still plans to release about 170,000 pheasants, a modest reduction from the goal of 200,000 pheasants ...

Audobon Society offers program ‘Costa Rica Wildlife Photography’

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming Audubon Society program “Costa Rica Wildlife Photography” with Lauri Shaffer will be presented at the monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League Matches for 10/10/17

Markovich Const. Inc. 2-0 @ Mill Hall 0-2 Markovich Const. Inc. Chase Weise 100-8 Connor Bauman 99-7 Scott Sorgen 98-6 Chad Carson 97-4 Bill Bridgens Sr. 96-3 Bill Bridgens Jr. 96-3 Zark Markovich 96-3 Navara Reynolds 95-3 Team 777-37 Mill Hall Jim Baney 99-3 Karen ...

Lycoming Audubon Society

Just west of Bald Eagle Creek at Mill Hall in Clinton County is a wetland that should be on a birdwatcher’s must-visit list. Until recently the site was not well known and was underappreciated, except to local birdwatchers. It is the wetland at Central Mountain High School. At Mill ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League Scores for 10/3/17

Avis 0-1 at Markovich Const. Inc. 1-0 Avis Chad Marshall 98-8 Nate Clinger 98-6 Bob Marshall 98-4 Mike Goodman Jr. 95-1 Ray Eldred 90-3 Kevin Kline 90-0 Luke Hibler 85-1 Ron Marshall 83-0 Team 737-23 Markovich Const. Inc. Chase Weise 100-7 Chad Carson 98-6 Tom ...

Graduate training program gets a boost with USDA grant

UNIVERSITY PARK — A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will enhance an innovative Penn State graduate training program in entomology and ecology aimed at helping to solve the multifaceted problem of pollinator decline. The $262,000 award will support the Graduate Training Program ...

Free wild game banquet offered

HOWARD — A wild game banquet is planned for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Liberty Sportsmen’s Club, 1140 Marsh Creek Road. The free event is being sponsored by Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ and Eagle Heights Bible churches. Men, women, and children of hunting age are encouraged to ...

Muncy park attracts lots of birds

By Gary Metzger For The Express The Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail located just south and west of the Borough of Muncy is a small, quiet little treasure owned and lovingly tended by the Muncy Historical Society. It has become one of my favorite spots to go to do a bit of bird ...

Statewide archery season begins today

Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season begins today and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders. Archers statewide can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Sept. 30 to Nov. 11, and during the late archery deer season, which runs ...

Game Commission offers free CWD tests

HARRISBURG — Those hunting deer within the state’s Disease Management Areas (DMAs) will have the opportunity to have their deer tested - free of charge - for chronic wasting disease (CWD), and at the same time help the Game Commission fight this deadly disease. The Game Commission is ...

Youth Snowmobile Club safety course scheduled for Nov. 19

HANEYVILLE —The Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Club’s 15th annual youth Pennsylvania snowmobile safety course will be taught on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Club lodge, which is located along Route 44 approximately 6 miles north of Haneyville. The club’s annual safety ...

outdoor briefs

Free fly fishing program for veterans DANVILLE — Veterans can discover the world of fly fishing alongside fellow veterans and active duty members at a fly fishing program at the Montour Preserve. This program will introduce participants to the basics of fly fishing equipment, aquatic ...

SAFETY TIPS FOR BOWHUNTERS

r Make sure someone knows where you’re hunting and when you expect to return home. Leave a note or topographic map with your family or a friend. Pack a cellphone for emergencies. r Always use a fall-restraint device – preferably a full-body harness – when hunting from a tree stand. Wear ...

Take to the woods; experience Shinrin-Yoku

JERSEY SHORE — People in the Susquehanna Valley can take to the woods over the next few Sunday afternoons to experience a Japanese healing practice called Shinrin-Yoku. Shinrin-Yoku which is sometimes translated as “Forest Bathing” is more accurately described as “taking in the forest ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League looking for participants

The Bald Eagle Rifle League is an organized indoor rifle league with six teams that compete against one another. They shoot 20 matches on Tuesday evenings, starting in early October to early April, with a break from Thanksgiving to the New Year. The league is looking for more people to ...